midterm short essay questions

Your Midterm essay covers your readings from the text up to this point and is due by Sunday night. Provide 1-2 paragraph answers to the questions asked.

Prepare a reply to the essay questions listed below. Copy the questions to a WORD document, and respond below each question. Replies to each question should be at least one well written paragraph but no longer than two. Please save your essay as a Word Doc or Rich Text File (rtf) with your last name, first name and the assignment name in the file. It would take the form LastName_FirstName_Assignment. Thus, if your name is Alicia Jackson, you would use the file name: Jackson_Alicia_MidTerm.rtf.

The questions are:

  1. Explain why race/ethnicity is so important in gang life.
  2. How has gang homicide changed in recent years, especially in regards to frequency and characteristics of who is involved and how killings occur?
  3. What types of community organizations do police typically partner with in an attempt to combat gangs? Why do they partner with these organizations?
  4. What are the characteristics of someone who would join a gang?
  5. Who are the members of the “Big Four” gangs? Why only these gangs?
  6. Why do you believe the motorcycle gangs moved from social clubs to gangs of crime?